A server that encrypts information deemed confidential by users of web-pages.The secure server is utilized to protect the confidentiality of the user’s information.
Any web server which supports the major security protocols by encrypting and decrypting information so that third party tampering cannot occur is a secure server.
Websites offering purchases that require payment information typically utilize a secure server. Secure servers are also used by the banking industry as well as the medical industry.
Information passed on these secure servers is translated into a secret code that is difficult to decode.
Major security protocols include SHTTP (a secure extension to HTTP), SSL (Secure Sockets Layer), PCT (Private Communications Technology), and IPSec (Internet Protocol Security).